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Update: Fruitvale crash sends motorcyclist to hospital

A collision between a motorcycle and car occurred just before 2 p.m. Sunday

A motorcyclist was transferred to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment after a collision with an SUV in Fruitvale on Sunday.

His status is currently unknown.

“The 44-year-old motorcyclist had allegedly crossed the center line of the roadway and collided with the SUV being driven by a 57-year-old male,” Sgt. Mike Wicentowich reported in a Monday news brief.

“The RCMP continue to investigate this matter to determine what factors led the motorcycle to allegedly crossing the centre line of the roadway and hit the SUV.”


One person is in the hospital after a collision between a motorcycle and car in Fruitvale on Sunday.

First responders from Regional District of Kootenay Boundary fire rescue were called to the scene, described as the 500 block of Columbia Gardens Road, just before 2 p.m.

“Station 374 Trail responded with BCAS (ambulance) and the RCMP, to a car versus motorcycle (accident),” Captain Grant Tyson reported.

“One patient was transferred to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital,” he said. “The cause of the accident is under investigation by the RCMP.”

The incident is listed as “under control” by 2:15 p.m.

The condition of the injured person is unknown at this time.

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